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Hotchkiss AM2


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Hotchkiss started making the high quality cars for which they became very well known in St. Denis, Paris in 1903. They were advanced machines from the outset and Georgano’s excellent Encyclopedia tells us that their first car had very modern features for the time including mechanical inlet valves, a ball bearing crankshaft, a honeycomb radiator, a steel chassis frame and a live axle driven by an open propeller shaft with the torque being taken by the rear springs. Over the next two decades they produced a variety of cars of varying sizes and in 1924 they introduced their successful AM range. This originally had a four cylinder 2½ litre side valve engine which was upgraded to overhead valves in 1926 when it was named as the AM2 which Georgano describes model as an excellent fast touring car. This particular example was built for its first owner in 1930 on a long wheel base chassis and was bodied by Hotchkiss in their own coachbuilding factory as a Chantilly model with 6 windows and 7 seats including two occasional seats in the rear. He was a cattle broker who would use the car to drive the 350 mile round trip from his home in Laval to Paris and he also toured it to Belgium as well a


gavin mcguire hotchkiss am2 burgundy long-wheel-base 1930

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Tandridge, NULL, Surrey
United Kingdom

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